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Title: Effect of using polyimide capillaries during thermal experiments on the particle size distribution of supported Pt nanoparticles

Kapton HN-type polyimide capillaries are commonly used as sample holders for transmission X-ray experiments at temperatures below 673 K because of their thermal stability, high X-ray transmittance and low cost. Using high-angle annular dark field scanning high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and thermogravimetric analysis, this work shows that using polyimide capillaries leads to the overgrowth of supported Pt nanoparticles during reduction at temperatures below the glass transition temperature (Tg= 658 K) owing to an outgassing of water from the polyimide. Quartz capillaries were also studied and this overgrowth was not observed.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1324825
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Crystallography (Online); Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 5
Publisher:
International Union of Crystallography
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY sintering; platinum; catalysts; Kapton capillaries